Let’s face it: royals are not celebrities, although sometimes you really wonder nowadays. Royals mix with celebrities, and have already done so for years. Where celebrities can spend the money they earned as it pleases them, royals have to be much more careful. Already for centuries royal houses have been financed by the state. In […]
What can go wrong when baking royal ginger bread cookies?
Last week the British royals placed this lovely ginger bread biscuits recipe from the royal pastry chefs on their website. It looked so easy that even a non-baker like me thought it didn’t look too difficult, apart from the icing. How wrong can you be! 200 Grams Self-Raising Flour 1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger 1 […]
Like Queen Margrethe – Create your own royal Christmas decoration
Only just over three weeks until it is Christmas. No Christmas without an advent calendar. I’d rather have one with chocolate each day, but they can be cute without too. I just found this Buckingham Palace advent calendar with template that you can easily make yourself and I don’t even think you have to be […]
Meghan’s colleagues – American royalty
The American actress Meghan Markle was not the first woman or man from the USA to marry into nobility or royalty. Already in the late 18th century the first American women married into noble families, and this continued all through the 19th century until today. According to Crowning Glory the American invasion in the British […]
Protocol, Etiquette, Dress Code – What is it Exactly?
Lately the British online media is full of articles claiming to know all about royal protocol, rules (I’d prefer to call it guidelines though), etiquette and dress code. When reading these articles you really wonder what these journalists know about the subject and whether they are correct. Not that I am an expert, but I […]
King’s Day – Shop Window Competition in Groningen
In the past years I almost had to search for some King’s Day related shop windows. This year, not unexpectedly, the city of Groningen has already turned into festive mood. Of course King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their family are coming to celebrate the day in Groningen. The business association Groningen City Club holds […]
Fashion, Bumps – What Royalty-Watchers Don’t Like to Read
Of course I don’t expect the media to put everything online. But there are articles online about royals that you really wonder about: why have they been published at all. British media for example can go nuts when it is about writing about royalty, especially their own. I am certain many of the articles we […]
Catherine vs. Meghan – Whom to Like?
Yesterday, when I was in The Hague I followed a discussion on Twitter on my phone, that somewhat surprised me. Longtime fans of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, seem to have turned to Meghan Markle, and it clearly is hardly allowed to like both of them. It shouldn’t really have surprised me. In the early […]
Unavoidable – Royal Fashion
Royal Fashion – a topic you can almost not avoid anymore nowadays. In the past few years the blogs about the clothes of princesses and queens have popped up, and regularly you’ll find hot discussions on Twitter about designers and other fashionable themes. When I started writing about royals more than 15 years ago, you’d […]
Sophie about her Passion for Princess Diana
Many royalty watchers have their favourite royal(s). Last week I interviewed 33-year-old Sophie from Belgium, who has been a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, already for many years. Many Dutch royalty fans might know her as the owner of the All Things Royal forum, the best forum for discussing royals – not only […]